Thursday, October 22, 2020

barcelona fizz

1 1/2 oz jigger Gin (1 1/2 oz Maine Craft Distilling's Alchemy)
1 jigger Sherry (1 oz Lustau East India Solera)
1 spoon Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
1 spoon Simple Syrup (1/2 oz)

Shake with ice, strain into a goblet, and fill with soda water (shake with ice and strain into a Fizz glass with 2 oz soda). I added a lime twist garnish.
Two Thursdays ago, I perused the Fizz section in William Boothby's 1934 World Drinks & How to Mix Them and spotted the gin and sherry recipe called the Barcelona Fizz. Once prepared, the Fizz proffered a lime, pine, and red grape bouquet to the nose. Next, a carbonated lime and grape sip gave way to gin, raisin, and a hint of nuttiness on the swallow. While I was quite pleased with how the cream sherry performed in this recipe, in retrospect, a Fino or Manzanilla would probably be rather delightful here.

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